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Fall for the Arts

The city of Easley held its annual Fall for the Arts festival in Old Market Square on Saturday to unofficially More »

Pumpkin Festival planned Saturday

By Jason Evans Staff Reporter jevans@thepccourier.com PICKENS — Last year’s Pumpkin Festival drew more than 50,000 people, and festival chairman More »

Turgeon helps firefighters

State Farm agents know first-hand the trauma a family faces following a devastating house fire. That’s one reason why State More »

Hurricanes blow through Pickens

By John Robert Ayers Courier Sports news@thepccourier.com PICKENS — After a strong start on Friday night against the Wren Hurricanes, More »

Devils fall on road at Seneca

      By Rocky Nimmons Publisher rnimmons@thepccourier.com SENECA — The Liberty Red Devils traveled to Tom Bass Field on Friday More »

Easley beats Generals for second straight region win

  By Eugene Jolley Courier Sports news@thepccourier.com EASLEY — Needing a win in the wild and wacky Region I-5A, Easley More »

 

Police: Man stabbed brother

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

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LIBERTY — Police said a man was arrested Monday night after stabbing his brother in Liberty.

Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Chad Brooks said in a news release that deputies were dispatched to a home at 1620 Ruhamah Road around 6 p.m. Monday night.

Upon arrival, deputies were told an altercation between two adult

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Fall for the Arts

The city of Easley held its annual Fall for the Arts festival in Old Market Square on Saturday to unofficially kick off the local fall festival season.The event featured arts, crafts, farmers market, live music and more for the whole family. The fun will continue at the Pumpkin Festival this weekend in Pumpkintown.

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Man sentenced in cousin’s death

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

PICKENS — A Pickens man was sentenced to more than 20 years in prison last week after admitting to shooting and killing his cousin.

Timothy Keith Poole, 42, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and desecration of human remains on Oct. 2, 13th Circuit Solicitor Walt Wilkins said in a news release.

Assistant solicitor Baker Cleveland presented evidence during trial

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New jail opening delayed

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

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PICKENS — Sheriff Rick Clark says a problem with doors at the county’s new jail has pushed back the opening of the facility.

Clark gave an update on the jail during county council’s October meeting Monday night.

“We’re getting close,” he said. “It looks great.”

The gap beneath the closed doors of cells is only supposed to be no more about five-

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School district gets high scores, ratings

PICKENS — There is plenty of rosy news coming out of the School District of Pickens County, as district officials announced recently that students exceeded both the state and national average on the SAT this year and the county’s schools all scored average or better ratings on statewide school report cards released by the South Carolina Department of Education

The SAT is used by a majority of colleges and universities as an entrance exam consisting of two sub tests — math and

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Pumpkin Festival planned Saturday

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

jevans@thepccourier.com

PICKENS — Last year’s Pumpkin Festival drew more than 50,000 people, and festival chairman Buddy Cox expects at least that many for the 2019 event.

The 41st annual Pumpkin Festival is set for Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Oolenoy Community House in Pumpkintown.

“Fall, Festivities & Fun” is the theme of this year’s festival,

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County officials talk gun control

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

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PICKENS — Local residents and Pickens County Council members spoke out Monday against red flag laws, which they say violate the Second Amendment of the Constitution.

A red flag law is a gun control law that permits police or relatives to petition a state court to order the temporary confiscation of firearms from a person who allegedly presents a danger to others.

Resident Grayson Grant said red flag laws “are extremely unconstitutional.”

He said the laws violate the First and Second Amendments.

“‘The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed,’” Grant said. “’Shall not be infringed’ is pretty

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Easley Chicken Wars heating up again

Well, it looks like the Easley Chicken Wars are fixin’ to heat up again.

The newest entrant into the fracas, Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen, has been going great guns ever since opening a couple of weeks ago. Every time I’ve thought to stop by and get some of their wonderful spicy fried chicken, there’s been a line of cars winding all the way out into the highway. I keep thinking it’ll slow down once the novelty wears off, but it seems as though things are going to be jumping for a while over there.

Reminds me of the way Chick-fil-A, just down the road, has them lined

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Lady Blue Flame pick up pair of region victories

PICKENS — The Pickens High School Lady Blue Flame remained undefeated in Region I-4A volleyball play last week, downing Palmetto at home and Wren on the road.

In a match played Sept. 30 in the friendly home confines of Peggy Harden Anthony Gymnasium, the Lady Blue Flame easily defeated the Palmetto Lady Mustangs in three sets, winning 25-9, 25-8, 25-14. In the Wren match, played Oct. 2 at the school near Powdersville, the Lady Blue Flame defeated the Golden Hurricanes 25-7, 25-21,

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Rice, Hiott plan town hall

LIBERTY — Two Pickens County legislators have planned a town hall meeting for Oct. 17 in Liberty.

Rep. Davey Hiott

Sen. Rex Rice and Rep. Davey Hiott will meet with constituents from 6-8 p.m. at the Meals on Wheels building, located at 349 Edgemont Ave.

Local residents are invited to attend and voice any concerns they may have.

 


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